The man who literally rang the bell for statehood in 1958, and who later became a beloved fixture and icon in the Juneau community, died this week. Romer Derr, born in 1936, was 75 years old. Family said he died unexpectedly on Thursday of a heart attack as he was making his way out of the garage to plow snow. Originally from Green Lane, Penn., Derr first moved to Fairbanks in 1956 when he was 20 years old during the time of the Constitutional Convention.
JUNEAU (AP) -- Many might remember Robert Boochever as the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, or as the judge President Carter appointed to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1980 -- the first Alaskan to serve on that panel. But for daughters Barbara, Linda, Ann and Mimi, he was Dad. They all grew up in Juneau, graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and are in their 50s or 60s. They gathered this week to attend private memorial services and sift through his belongings at Boochever's home in Pasadena, where he died of natural causes Oct. 9 at the age of 94.
...King, senior economist at Northern Economics, speaking to a packed house at the Baranof Hotel as part of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce's annual economic forecast discussion. King was joined by Gary Schlossberg, a senior economist at Wells Capital...
Juneau lawmakers, hoping to change people?s habits and point out the dangers of plastic trash, have sponsored a bill that would put a 15-cent fee on plastic shopping bags.
...Kathie Wasserman says it is actually an attack on citizen participation in their government. Wasserman told the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Thursday that a ballot measure deemed the "anti-corruption" initiative isn't what it appears. "This initiative...
JUNEAU (AP) -- Much of the economic distress felt by Southeast communities from losses in the timber industry had little impact on Juneau, an analysis by the McDowell Group concluded.
JUNEAU (AP) Most business owners in Juneau would escape paying personal property tax under a proposal floated by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. The online edition of Peninsula Clarion newspaper in Kenai, Alaska
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